Pouring water through a funnel into graded (marked) containers

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  1. A jug.
  2. Two slim neck containers (marked).
  3. A funnel.
  4. A sponge.
  5. A tray.


This is an individual presentation.


  1. Directress shows the child how to carry the materials on a tray to the table, introduces the funnel.
  2. She shows the child how to pour using the funnel.
  3. Directress places the funnel into the slim neck container.
  4. Directress shows the child how to hold the handle of the jug by graping the handle between the thumb and index finger.
  5. Tilt the jug.
  6. Support the jug by placing the index and middle fingers of the other hand just below the spout of the jug.
  7. Make sure that the tip of the spout is not touching the funnel.
  8. Pour the water into the container through the funnel slowly till water reaches the marked line of the container.
  9. When done, pour water into the second slim container till the water reach the marked line of the second container.
  10. When finished pouring, place the jug down on the tray.
  11. Take the funnel out from the slim neck container and dab the slim neck on the funnel with the sponge to dry it.
  12. Then, pour the water from the first slim neck container that was first poured into, back into the jug.
  13. Repeat for the other second container.
  14. Allow the child to try it.

Control Of Error

Spillage - visual.
Marking on the slim neck container.
If water is spilled, Directress shows the child how to dry it up using the sponge.

Points Of Interest


Direct aims:

  • To teach the child how to pour.
  • To teach the child to estimate quantity.

Indirect aims:

  • To develop the child's eye-hand coordination.
  • To develop the child's fine motor skills.
  • To develop the child concentration.
  • To develop the child's independence.
  • To satisfy the child's need for order.


  • Use food coloring to color the water to make it attractive.
  • May use different shapes and sizes of slim neck containers to increase the difficulty of pouring.